Behind-the-Scenes: See How Elon Musk Celebrated the Falcon Heavy Launch

Published 12 Feb 2018, 18:35 GMT
Behind-the-Scenes: See How Elon Musk Celebrated the Falcon Heavy Launch

With its highly anticipated first flight behind it, the Falcon Heavy is now the world's most powerful operational rocket by a factor of two, capable of lifting 140,000 pounds of cargo into low-Earth orbit. Only the Saturn V rocket that sent humans to the moon has lifted so much, so far. 

In this exclusive video, watch the SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk, and his reaction to this record breaking event in space travel. The Falcon Heavy put a Tesla Roadster car into orbit complete with dummy driver and both booster rockets return to earth with a safe landing. 

SpaceX is working towards creating regular space flights and is seeking to send a manned flight to Mars. 

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